|Title:||Le Silence de la Mer|
|11.12.16||Blu-ray||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2016|
Whew. So... the dice did a great job in pairing subject matter. This one is about a French family giving the silent treatment to an occupying Nazi official. The tone however was drastically different than the previous film. I should've known going into it with such a title that there wouldn't be much dialogue, but really there was.. like... next to none. I suppose it made for a very "novelistic" approach to have a narrator and the nazi guy give monologue after monologue to these two people who refuse to talk to him, but in watching the film it feels like I was listening to the clock tick for an hour and a half. I mean it was pretty rough. Melville's always had a very deliberate pace, but usually there's some sort of amazing climax or release to the build up. Here it just feels slow. Thank goodness it's not as long as the other films of his which I've seen.
So... time to shake this off a bit and hopefully roll something which is a bit more lively.